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Title: Friday prayer and an Indonesian islamic identity in Canberra, Australia
Other Titles: Peer Review Artikel Jurnal Internasional
Authors: Syamsul Rijal
Advisors: -
Keywords: Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: Journal of Indonesian Islam UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya
Series/Report no.: Vol. 03;No. 1
Abstract: This paper analyses the meaning of Friday prayer for Indonesian Muslims students in Canberra, Australia. Due to the nature of obligatory prayer (salat) in Islam, it is hard to find the symbolic meaning of every movement of prayer for the Muslim participants. However, using Bowen's analysis, the paper emphasizes the social significance of Friday prayer for its participants in particular place and time. It argues that Friday prayer is viewed by the Indonesian Muslim participants as a medium to strengthen their Islamic faith and their membership to Indonesian Islamic community in Canberra. Being a minority group facing the prevailing western culture, they are trying to maintain their faith as well as creating a social cohesion among Indonesian Muslims through their participation in Islamic ritual.
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ISSN: 1978-6301
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